Anxiety & Stress

List of herbs that can help with anxiety and stress relief

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

Be aware that Lobelia Inflata is toxic and must be consumed carefully under the care of a medical practitioner. Overview The lobelia inflata is a tall, fuzzy-stemmed plant that grows native through the southeastern portion of Canada, down the east coast, and all the way into Alabama. Native Americans and 19th century doctors used the …

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12 Popular Hemp Flowers for Anxiety & Pain Relief

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Hemp flowers are usually praised for their ability to relieve all sorts of pain; back pain, spasm, neuropathic & inflammatory pain, etc. They can also have uplifting effects as well as relaxation properties. It’s not as potent as cannabis, because of the low amount of THC these flowers contain, but it may be just be the next best legal thing.

Skullcap

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Scullcap is a relaxing, sedative herb that’s occasionally used as a cheap alternative to marijuana. It has a pronounced, tingly body high and smells like marijuana when burned. It’s also useful for reducing anxiety and fighting insomnia.

Mugwort

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The dried mugwort plant gives its users colorful dreams and helps with memory. It’s commonly added to smoking blends because its thick, white, low-odor smoke is soothing and smooth. When brewed into a tea it’s good for digestion, cures constipation and diarrhea, and helps relieve headaches.

Blue Lotus

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The dried flowers of the blue lotus plant are smoked or steeped in a tea in order to give the user a sense of peaceful relaxation. Blue Lotus is noted for its calming euphoria, aphrodisiac qualities, and sedation.

Catnip

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Catnip, like many other members of the mint family, can be brewed into teas that help digestion and reduce discomfort. The herb also works as a slight sedative, providing a sense of calm and relaxed tranquility.

Smokable Herbs Guide to Kratom

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(Update: Despite having no recorded overdoses and no potential for addiction, the DEA has announced plans to elevate Kratom to a schedule 1 controlled substance as of October 1, 2016. Users of the supplement have been speaking out against the decision.) Kratom has been catching on for the past 5 years. More and more people …

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Herbal Antipsychotics

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There are very few mental health problems that are more stigmatized than psychosis. Although the term psychosis is broad one, it covers some of the most frightening and debilitating psychological symptoms. A person suffering from a psychotic break will often see and hear things that aren’t there, have delusions of grandeur or fear that they …

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5 Benefits of Skullcap

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Skullcap/Scullcap is a little blue flower with big benefits. It’s proven to fight inflammation and anxiety, and promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle by reducing cholesterol. It even has applications for people with severe allergies or who suffer from anxiety. If you’re looking for a new herb to add in to your daily regimen, Skullcap could be …

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